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jefpen2 Nov 18, 2010 06:46 PM

Where can I buy a whole roast duck in flushing. A few years ago I went to this take out place that looked like that was all they did. It was cut, wrapped and amazingly cheap and delicious. This place was right off the main center where 3-4 roads converged and the subway overpass was right there. Any ideas or suggestions? Thanks!

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  1. scoopG RE: jefpen2 Nov 19, 2010 02:02 AM

    Perhaps Corner 28? Still there and still going strong:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/377671

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    Corner 28
    40-28 Main St, Queens, NY 11354

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      Lau RE: scoopG Nov 20, 2010 06:38 AM

      agree with scoopG, they make decent roast meats at corner 28

      you could also get it at chao zhou on main street, but i'd go there if you want a chao zhou style duck, which is a bit different than a cantonese roast duck. they braise it in a soy sauce

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        Yaxpac RE: Lau Nov 20, 2010 07:41 AM

        where would you recommend going for a cantonese roast duck? and pork for that matter?

        is Corner 28 the place to go?

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          Lau RE: Yaxpac Nov 20, 2010 08:45 AM

          id go to corner 28

          that is one weak point of flushing, there aren't that many shao la (cantonese bbq) / congee places in flushing, i think manhattan's ctown actually is stronger in this one area

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            bigjeff RE: Lau Dec 4, 2010 02:54 PM

            makes sense right? chinatown has always been canto-town and flushing is more taiwan, and now mainland?

            corner 28 the top pick? yeah, I suppose so, that place on roosevelt sure isn't good. none of the malls have one either, come to think of it.

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              Lau RE: bigjeff Dec 4, 2010 03:20 PM

              well yes and no, there certainly is a greater diversity of chinese people in flushing as you said. However, there is quite a large cantonese population in flushing. Most of the largest chinese restaurants in flushing are cantonese (imperial palace, ocean jewel, dong yi fung, jade asian, guang dong, full house, canton gourmet, corner 28 etc) and generally these are much higher quality than what is available in manhattan chinatown

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                bigjeff RE: Lau Dec 5, 2010 09:21 AM

                oh yeah true true true. 'course!

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          Greg RE: Lau Dec 7, 2010 04:39 AM

          There's a place on the west side of main street, a block or two south of Roosevelt, near the multi-story bank. It's a small storefront and easy to miss. I don't recall the name, but they definitely sell roast pork and duck. I only got the pork, so can't be sure if the duck is the standard Cantonese roast duck, or the chao zhou style Lau is referring to.

          Sorry I can't be more specific. I've stopped in a few times to pick up roast pork to eat at home with some snow pea leaves. The pork wasn't bad. The point is, it can be had.

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            Lau RE: Greg Dec 7, 2010 05:24 AM

            i know which place you're talking about, its a typical cantonese place....there is only one chao zhou style place in flushing that i know of

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              squid kun RE: Greg Dec 7, 2010 07:23 AM

              This place?

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              New Dragon Town
              41-12 Main St, Queens, NY 11355

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                Lau RE: squid kun Dec 7, 2010 07:35 AM

                yah i think that is the place

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                  Greg RE: squid kun Dec 8, 2010 04:39 AM

                  That sign doesn't look familiar, but I don't spend much time looking up over there for fear of being trampled. Could be it - store front is about the same size - but I remember being able to look into the front from the street to see the typical chopping block and cleaver sifu. Given the clutter of that space, I'm thinking the space I'm referring to could be a block or two further south.

          2. EricMM RE: jefpen2 Nov 20, 2010 07:16 AM

            There are so many places near that intersection with those ducks. While some are better than others, you can't go wrong getting one from anyone of them.

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              tigerwoman RE: EricMM Dec 6, 2010 01:18 PM

              there's also a large asian supermarket that offers duck and roast pork etc on the same block as the post office.

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                diprey11 RE: tigerwoman Dec 6, 2010 04:44 PM

                I think the English name is A & N Food Market or something like that (金山). The owners are Taiwanese. We always buy duck from them, both 烤鴨 and 油水鴨 (soy-sauce-basted). Never tried their roast pork though.

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              mimi222 RE: jefpen2 May 22, 2012 08:45 PM

              I get roast duck delivered all the time from mei shin lin on 40th street, they specialize in duck. Half a duck is $15 there.

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                Lau RE: mimi222 May 23, 2012 06:03 AM

                is that place good? i always walk by it, but never heard anything about it

                i briefly looked at it and its a cantonese restaurant, but thats all i saw

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                  AubWah RE: Lau May 23, 2012 08:04 AM

                  Better be good at $15 for a half

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                    mimi222 RE: AubWah May 23, 2012 06:27 PM

                    the roast duck is the only thing I had there and its good. I wanna try the walnut shrimp, its supposed to be good. its made with fried condensed milk, and the cost is $23 which is a lot I think but I def. want to try it soon.

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